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McCord 11-20-2008 09:50 PM

Right Hander Shooting Left Handed
 
For 68 years now, I have shot right handed, and have always shot extremely accurately.
Now, after a nerve injury behind my right eye, after a freak'n fall from a ladder, if I shoot again, I am going to be forced to shoot left handed.
I am not concerned with the bolt actions, but I would like to ask someone who knows if I am suceptible to more injury to my right eye shooting my Semi-automatic weapons, like my .30 Cal Carbine, my AR-15, and Benelli and other semi-automatic shotguns, from their blow-back, with my head on the right side of the stock?
I have to wear prescription glasses so wearing 'shooting glasses' I believe is out of the question.
If someone who knows could answer this, I sure would appreciate it.
Best regards,
McCord, Kerrville, Texas
mccord11@windstream.net

matt g 11-20-2008 09:54 PM

Wear glasses, you'll be okay.

Sorry to hear about your accident, I hope everything works out okay for you there.

ScottG 11-21-2008 12:34 AM

I'm left handed and shoot left handed and I've never had any problems with either my Garand or M1 Carbine throwing brass in my face.

vegasjeepguy 11-21-2008 01:15 AM

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Originally Posted by ScottG (Post 51692)
I'm left handed and shoot left handed and I've never had any problems with either my Garand or M1 Carbine throwing brass in my face.

x2...been shooting everything from m16s to my m1a left handed for 25 years and never had a problem. The only issue was occasionally getting hot 5.56 brass down my shirt. No longer and problem with my lefty stags.

Txhillbilly 11-21-2008 02:39 AM

I'm left eye dominant and have always shot rifles & shotguns left handed and have never had any problems with gas blowback or brass hitting me in the face.

bgeddes 11-21-2008 03:09 AM

Leftie here, (not politically you fools!), only thing that EVER bothered me was the M16A1, pre-cast in brass deflector. It would chuck hot brass up my right sleeve. After they added the little defector, no issues. I still shoot my AR from both hands.

matt g 11-21-2008 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by bgeddes (Post 51714)
Leftie here, (not politically you fools!), only thing that EVER bothered me was the M16A1, pre-cast in brass deflector. It would chuck hot brass up my right sleeve. After they added the little defector, no issues. I still shoot my AR from both hands.

The A1 version of them M16 added the forward assist and brass deflector, you leftie.

All the Way!

KellyTTE 11-21-2008 03:50 AM

You should be using quality eyepro whenever you're handling weapons. Even to clean, solvent and stray springs can cost you an eye.

dog2000tj 11-21-2008 08:22 PM

Can't help regarding the gun but I may be able to help regarding the glasses. You can get almost any type of safety glasses to fit your prescription made at Lenscrafters. I don't know about shell casings but I have had my safety glasses stop nails from a nail gun at near point blank range. :eek: Good luck and keep shooting. :)

McCord 11-24-2008 09:44 PM

Hey,I appreciate it.
 
Hey Guys, I appreciate the advise and good words, Mucho.
McCord


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